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RE: "human" topload

Hi Michael,

I seem to recall reading somewhere, a long time ago, that the capacitance of
the human body is supposed to be around 160pf. That is also consistant with
some measurements I made a couple of years ago. I found a range from 120 to

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 7:35 PM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: "human" topload
> Original poster: "acmnovak" <acmnovak-at-msn-dot-com>
> greetings all,
> Is there a way to calculate the capacity of a human topload? I'd
> like to try
> tuning a coil to my body's resonant frequency, just for kicks...
> Although, I do not reccommend anyone else try it.
> I've taken some pretty big arcs, and I feel I'm ready to move on
> to some bigger
> and better demos.
> Safe coiling,
> -Michael